Russia's Grassroots Revolution

Underneath the sweeping history of the Russian Revolution is another story, one told through the lesser-known people, moments and objects of a world in transformation.

In early 1917, the process of long overdue social and political change in the Russian Empire took the form of a revolution. The collapse of the monarchy in the middle of the First World War was followed by months of social unrest and political crisis, while the ensuing Bolshevik revolution in the autumn of 1917 set Russia on a path of further conflict and radical transformation.

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